April 14, 2013
ST. LOUIS - The Grand Valley State women's golf team is off to a stellar start at the Triton Spring Invite, tying for the team lead after one round of play with a 319.
The Lakers are tied with Northeastern State after the first day of play on the rare par 70 Norwood Hills G.C.
Leading the way for GVSU is sophomore Kelly Hartigan (Lake Orion, Mich./Chippewa Valley), who carded a first-round 74 (+4) and leads the way on the individual leaderboard by two strokes.
Junior Veronica Ryan (Dallas, Texas/Ursuline Academy) turned in a first-round 79 (+9) and is in a tie for sixth in the standings.
Freshman Gabrielle Shipley (Hastings, Mich.) shot a first-round 82 (+12) and is in a tie for 13th.
The final scored Laker was senior Marni Weinstein (Farmington Hills, Mich./Walled Lake Western), who carded an 84 (+14) in the first round of play and is in a tie for 22nd.
Junior Cassady Kauble (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) turned in a 90 in the opening round of play.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Molly Esordi (Grosse Ile, Mich.) had a great day, shooting an 85 (+15) to put herself in a tie for 26th.
GVSU and Northeastern State (319) lead host Missouri-St. Louis (324), Drury (328) and Southern Indiana (330) heading in to the final day of competition on Monday (Apr. 15).